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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Both hurt: Both can be extremely painful and both don't have to. Tendons don't fracture but rather tear or rupture. The mechanism of the break or tear may play a role in how much pain the person has. Keep in mind everyone's pain threshold is different. In some, like a diabetic with neuropathy (can't feel) they can break an ankle and not even know it.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012

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